What to do When Your Visa Application is Denied at the German Embassy in Nairobi


This is becoming the rule more than the exception. So what should you do when your visa application is denied?

What happens if my visa gets rejected?

You will get a letter stating the main reason for refusal and informing you about your legal options to contest the decision. If you want to challenge the decision, you will need to do so within 4 weeks after the refusal, by way of a remonstrance letter.

What Should you write in a remonstrance letter?

If you decide to remonstrate against the refusal of issuing you with a visa, you will have to provide new information that was not included in your original application. Any remonstrance letter which only asks for the issuance of a visa without providing new information will not be considered.

How long does it take?

It can take up to 6 weeks for a decision regarding your remonstrance as your case will need to be re-examined. Unfortunately, your travel date can not be taken into account.

What happens if the appeal is rejected?

You can go to court, send a written complaint to:

Verwaltungsgericht Berlin,
Kirchstraße 7,
10557 Berlin

How much time do you have before you go to court?

You have a month from receiving the reply to the appeal to going to court

Who is the case against (who do you take to court)?

The case will be made against the Federal State of Germany represented by the Auswärtige Amt, Werderscher Markt 1, 10117 Berlin

What language will the communication be in?

All the communication between the complainant, the courts and the defence will be in German.

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